Love For Logan

Logan's Story

Logan's 2nd grade class picture from St. Kilian School, Hartford



Logan Johnson was a healthy 8-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with an illness called Myocarditis (Inflammation of the heart) which doctors believe was caused by Parvovirus B-19 (known as 5th disease). The nightmare began on May 6th, 2017. Logan played a soccer game that morning. He had been sick with a low-grade fever the day before and seemed to be feeling better, but the game wore him out and the fever returned. 

Later that day, he complained of pain in his chest and abdomen. He collapsed at home and was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  After many hours and extensive tests, ultrasounds, and lab work – he was diagnosed with Myocarditis. He was placed on life support to try to save him. After three excruciating weeks in the hospital, Logan went to heaven and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

2 days prior to becoming ill Logan asked his mom what his purpose was and why God made him. Little did this 8 year old know that his story and journey would touch so many lives and bring people closer to their faith in God.  Logan’s family is hoping that through “Logan’s Laps for Love” event  money raised will help Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to find out more about Myocarditis, ways to prevent and treat the illness, and maybe someday soon no other family will have to endure the loss of  a loved one from this disease. Logan's Laps For Love will be held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

If you would like to read the whole story about Logan you can find it on his website under “Notes”: 

Swim passes for all registrants!!


All those registering for Logan's Laps For Love will receive a swim pass for Veterans Memorial Pool (in Hartford) for the day of the event.  Come enjoy one of Logan's favorite things to do.....SWIM!!

What we are doing


Bringing awareness to the community about Myocarditis and raising money for the Love For Logan Fund at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin-Love For Logan Fund

Giving a Check for $21,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


Money raised from Logan's Laps For Love 2018.  

The Cardiac ICU team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


A group of wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Logan while there for 3 weeks

Logan's Purpose


Logan asked what his purpose was and why God made him days before he got sick.  Our goal is to make a difference in the diagnosis of Myocarditis.

Sponsors for 2019 Logan's Laps For Love

Arlo Level

Lighthouse Events

Ninja Level

Gallatin Law (Dan Gallatin)

The Pucek family

Sarah Iding

Electronic Level

Hartford Park & Rec

Boehlen DJ Services

Laufer Trucking

Cal & Susan Krueger

C& D Storage

Wisconsin Athletics

Tennies Ace Hardware

Pacific Cycle

John & Kathy Primozich

Spiderman Level

Patrick Drinan

Brian &Ann-Marie Burns

Paul Scheunemann DDS

JD Laser

Dave & Carrie Osswald

Marquette University

Douglas Jeweler

Kelley Country Creamery

Scott & Jennifer Meyer

Packer Organization

Danny & Wendy Dulak

Helium Trampoline Park

John Deere

Allied Reality Group

Light Saber Level

Sky Zone

Robert's Frozen Custard

MJ's Market

Dean & Mary Kirley

Nail Essentials


Little Switzerland

Grande Cheese

Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders

A big thank you also to


James & Brenda Vogt

Cedar Valley Cheese

Basses Taste of Country

Zimmermann's Kettle Hills Golf Course

Hahn Ace Hardware

Sponsorship levels

Please view the sponsorship letter and the 5 different sponsorship levels.  If you have any questions please contact Laurie at

Tell your Heart to Beat Again

Beautiful Video created by Karen Cherek while Logan was in the Hospital.  We played this song for Logan hoping and praying his heart would beat again.

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